Wildcrafting Intensive - St. John's Wort for Summer Solstice!
- WHEN: June 30, 2024
- TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
- FEE: $145.00 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruno
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Seattle, WA
(details & directions provided after enrollment)
Let in the Light and celebrate the Summer Solstice! Immerse yourself in joy with the quintessential summer sun-herb…the uplifting St. John’s Wort!
St. John’s Wort begins blooming around the Summer Solstice and its all-around sunny disposition and bright yellow blooms reflects this! A wonderful herbal ally, it aids in resolving pain on both physical and emotional levels. One of St. John’s signatures is it’s perforated leaves, like tiny windows, can literally let in the light when we are experiencing sadness or depression as it elevates our spirits, helps us regain energy and motivation, reclaim joy and a positive outlook on life!
St John’s Wort has a strong affinity for the nervous system, acting as a trophorestorative – revitalizing and building up the strength and restoring function to the nervous system over time. As an analgesic it can be used both internally and externally for acute and chronic conditions and is especially effective for diminishing nerve pain and healing wounds and burns.
It can moderate inflammation and is a specific remedy for viral infections that involve the nerves, both preventing and shortening the duration of cold sores and herpes infections.
Additionally, students will learn how to make a flower essence! Flower essences are incredible medicine that work on an emotional level. We are freed from that which holds us back and helps us move forward. St. John’s Wort is a powerful emotional ally that can help us to access the good memories that we have suppressed or that have been overclouded by trauma, and take back our joy and our childhood.
In this hands-on, fresh air intensive, students will learn how to locate, correctly identify and selectively harvest the unpollinated buds of St. John’s Wort at the right time for optimal potency and effective medicine making! You will also learn about safety, contraindications, dosage and more!
Make and Take! You will have the option to make an infused oil and either a tincture, infused honey, or elixir (your choice). You will also receive instructions and additional materials for crafting a healing herbal salve. Heather will give detailed information about each menstruum and what they extract and preserve from the herb so that students will be able to make informed decisions about which remedies will be right for them.
Location: Meeting place will be provided upon registration. This is an outdoor workshop; please be prepared for all weather.
What you’ll need:
- Camp chair
- Small basket (also these) or fabric grocery bag
- Cutting board, chopping knife and sturdy scissors or kitchen shears
- 2 clean half pint jars
- 1 ounce bottle with dropper, sterilized
- Raw, local honey
- Half pint 151 or 100 proof vodka
- Half pint organic olive oil (or other oil of your choice)
- Dress for the weather